Jakub Zahora is an Affiliated Researcher at the oiip. He defended his PhD thesis in International Relations at Charles University in Prague in 2018 and previously worked as a Fritz Thyssen Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle. Jakub’s research interests cover political ethnography and the politics of visuality and space with focus on Israel/Palestine. He currently prepares a project on the ethical dimension of humanitarian practices in Palestine.
- PhD, International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, 2018
- MA, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, 2014
- MA, Security Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, 2013
- BA, International Area Studies, Charles University, 2011
- Ernst Mach Visiting Fellow, oiip, 2022
- Fritz Thyssen Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, 2021-2022
- Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, Copenhagen University, 2019
- Lecturer and Researcher, Institute of Political Studies, Charles University, 2018-2020
- Fulbright Postgraduate Fellow, Kevorkian Center, New York University, 2017-2018
- Visiting PhD Student, Department of Politics and Government, Ben Gurion University, 2016
- Visiting PhD Student, Department of International Relations, Hebrew University, 2015-2016
- Ditrych, Ondrej, Daniel, Jan & Zahora, Jakub (eds., forthcoming in 2022) Revolutionaries, Hybridity and Global Politics: War Machines from the Bolsheviks to ISIS, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
- Zahora, Jakub (2021) ‘Occupation, Sight, Landscape: Visibility and Normalization of the Israeli Settlements’, International Political Sociology, 15:4, 460-481
- Zahora, Jakub (2021) ‘Distribution of the Sensible in Besźel and Ul Qoma: Reading Rancière alongside Miéville’s The City & the City’, in: Barnes, Naomi & Bedford, Alison (eds.) Unlocking Social Theory with Popular Culture. Remixing Theoretical Influencers, Cham: Springer.
- Kušić, Katarina & Zahora, Jakub (eds., 2020) Fieldwork as Failure: Living and Knowing in the Field of International Relations, Bristol: E-International Relations